Bill Miller is an artist and a craftsman having a
style and visual approach that has won acclaim
throughout his career. Bill's productions are noted
for their visual excitement, emotional warmth,
technical expertise and outstanding photography. As
a freelance director/cinematographer and before
that as a partner at The Spotwise Agency, Bill
directed and photographed nearly 2,000 television
spots for all the major networks, cable networks,
television syndicators and dozens of TV stations.
Most recently, he directed the feature-length
motion picture, Bluff, starring Lenny Clarke. Bill
is probably best know for the long running opening
he directed for Siskel & Ebert at the Movies,
for Buena Vista Television. It is indeed sad that
we note here the passing of Gene Siskel.
Bill approaches each job with a fresh perspective
that opens the door to unlimited creative options.
He feels that in order to succeed a project must
have input from a multitude of disciplines and that
he, as orchestra leader, blends them to perfection.
His work does have an orchestral quality about it,
revealed in the layers of images, the choreography
of action, the tempo of music, the fusion of
reality and fantasy and the spirit of genuine
One of his greatest assets is being able to see the
whole picture, while not losing sight of the
individual parts. As a former writer and editor, he
brings to every shoot a vast knowledge of how all
the pieces will ultimately fit together for
meaningful communications. Add to this his
energetic style, his congenial personality and
off-beat sense-of-humor, and you will have all the
ingredients to make your next project a successful
and pleasurable experience.
Bill works in all formats of film and video
including commercials, high-end corporate
communications, television programming, and action
documentaries. And his clients read like a Who's
Who in American Entertainment: Walt Disney
Television, NBC, ABC, ESPN, CNN, Universal
Television, Viacom, Ringling Brothers and Barnum
& Bailey Circus, New York Mets, L.A. Lakers and
scores of other nationally-known companies. Bill is
at home in all situations from multi-camera studio
shoots with actors, dancers and large sets to a
quiet mountain top where he and his camera capture
the beauty and solitude of an alpine sunset.
Recognition of his directing talent and
photographic skills have come in every shape and
form including Emmys, Clios, Art Directors Club
Medals, ProMax Gold Medals and numerous other
For more information, call 508-651-9890
Bill Miller Film & Video Productions, Inc.
102 Bullard St., Sherborn, MA 01770
Ph. 1-508-651-9890 E-mail: Millerfilm@attbi.com
BLUFF - 97 minutes
Bluff stars stand-up comedians Lenny Clarke, Kenny
George MacDonald. It's a dark comedy about revenge.
Five friends from prep school gather for their 24th
annual poker game at a bar in Somerville. The
group's history has been rocky and over the years
the poker game has become more volatile, opening
old wounds and revealing secrets from the past.
Last year, one of the friends became so enraged
that he busted up the bar and this year no one
knows what's going to happen. Tensions build and
.... well you'll just have to come to the premiere
to find out what happens. On the set there's a
constant chatter with jokes flying everywhere. It's
like being at the Comedy Connection all day long.
It was tough not to laugh, especially during the
film's very serious dramatic moments. The film was
actually written for Lenny Clarke who's been on a
roll lately with parts in "Rounders," "Monument
Ave," and "There's Something About Mary". Working
with comedians is like having an adult kindergarten
class with all of the kids having Attention Deficit
Disorder. But it was a wonderful experience and I
wouldn't trade it for all the 401 K plans in the
"When I'm not shooting tv shows or movies, I'm at
home on the back of my trusty mount, Fantastic
Tailwind, shown here in hot pursuit of the hounds
of the Norfolk Hunt."